Before, during, or after?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chris623, May 4, 2010.

  1. Chris623

    Chris623 Songster

    Jun 18, 2009
    Central Oklahoma woods
    I'm new to chickens. My first batch of hens are now 10 months old. Laying eggs like crazy (average a doz a day for 14 hens) and I'm loven' being around them...............or is it having them around me?

    But I've a question about cackling! I love to hear them cackle. Does a hen cackle to announce she's going to lay, that she's in the process of laying, or that she's just laid an egg? [​IMG]
  2. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

    Feb 9, 2009
    Quote:That she just laid an egg an is trying to divert the attention onto her and away from the's a predator/momma hen thing.
  3. coloradochick

    coloradochick Songster

    Dec 19, 2007
    Brighton, CO
    All of the above and them some in my experience [​IMG]

    Congrats on all the eggs!
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:Like you're not cackling too. [​IMG]

    Imp- BTW, your woodwork is beautiful
    Last edited: May 4, 2010
  5. Chris623

    Chris623 Songster

    Jun 18, 2009
    Central Oklahoma woods
    Thanks..................yes, I'm cackling too! [​IMG]

    Thanks for the "flowers". I love what I do for a living. Not many can claim that. [​IMG]
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Before, during AND after! [​IMG]
  7. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Yup, the answer is

    D. All of the above. And a whole bunch more! [​IMG]

    And I agree with the Impster, beautiful craftmanship.
  8. Chris623

    Chris623 Songster

    Jun 18, 2009
    Central Oklahoma woods
    Well, I guess I'll just have to be happy with the cackling, no matter what it's purpose. I got 14 eggs today from my 14 hens, so they can cackle all they like!!!!! [​IMG]
  9. In my coop, it's before, during, after, and when ANOTHER hen is laying (I guess then they're the cheer leader section!)[​IMG]
  10. Qi Chicken

    Qi Chicken Songster

    Jul 3, 2009
    My chickens are too young to cackle, so I can't help you at all with your question. But I did want to second (or third) the compliments on your work. Exquisite, really. I tried to find some prices but didn't see any..... You know what they say, if you have to ask you probably can't afford it! But I still wondered all the same! You are really lucky to be working your dream like that...but it sounds like you already know that!

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